Top critical review
3 star at best, but more of a 2.5
Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2015
Okay, let me start off by saying that I LOVED the trilogy and have actually reread them often. I've been dying for Christian's POV on these books since I read them the first time. And now we have it.... Sort of.
I feel like this book did not live up to the price that I paid for it. Aside from the book stuttering and stalling the way it did and the fact that I'm not sure this even saw an editor, let's just look at Christian for a moment. He's suppose to be this fierce, in control, dominant (not just in the bedroom), intimidating, intelligent, business man. So did not get that here. Emotions that Christian swears he does not have motivated him to look into buying a publishing house so soon after meeting her. Yes, I do remember that he does do it in book 2 BUT I thought that was AFTER he realized he loved her and AFTER he decided he'd win her back, but that wasn't the case.
Not only that, his thoughts were either creepy, immature, uneducated or just plain didn't make sense. I thought getting inside his head would help make sense of his action throughout the Fifty Shades, but I don't know... Maybe there was just a disconnect. *shrugs*
However, as much as there were bad aspects, I did enjoy many parts of this book which is why I gave the rating I did. For me, honestly, it was the last of the book that saved it for me. From the moment he walked Ana into the room to show her how bad it got to the end... That saved me. However, I found Gail and Taylor more developed than Mr. Grey himself.
I will buy books 2 and 3 (if she comes out with them) because those were my favorite books of the Trilogy and SOOO many parts I'd love his POV in. This book does not kill the series for me, it just wasn't up to par compared to the others.